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Spirituality, religion may protect against major depression by thickening brain cortex, study finds

Posted January 21, 2014

A thickening of the brain cortex associated with regular meditation or other spiritual or religious practice could be the reason those activities guard against depression – particularly in people who are predisposed to the disease, according to new research led by Lisa Miller, professor and director of Clinical Psychology and director of the Spirituality Mind Body Institute at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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How To Stop Absorbing Other People’s Negative Emotions

Posted November 15, 2013

Emotional freedom means learning how to stay centered in a stressful, highly emotionally charged world. Since emotions such as fear, anger, and frustration are energies, you can potentially “catch” them from people without realizing it. If you tend to be an emotional sponge, it’s vital to know how to avoid taking on an individual’s negative emotions or the free-floating kind in crowds. Another twist is that chronic anxiety, depression, or stress can turn you into an emotional sponge by wearing down your defenses.

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Spiritual Beliefs Can Positively Affect Cancer Care

Posted March 12, 2013

Spirituality means something different to everyone, but in cancer care, being spiritual can have a powerful positive effect on your outcome. Researchers with the Washington University School of Medicine have found that ovarian cancer patients had less stress and depression plus lower levels of certain factors related to tumor growth.

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Spirituality Is Linked To Better Mental Health

Posted August 24, 2012

According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Missouri, spirituality often improves health regardless of a person’s health. The study is published in the Journal of Religion and Health. The team highlight that healthcare providers could tailor treatments and rehabilitation programs to accommodate an individual’s spiritual inclinations.

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Spirituality Correlates to Better Mental Health Regardless of Religion

Posted August 20, 2012

Despite differences in rituals and beliefs among the world’s major religions, spirituality often enhances health regardless of a person’s faith, according to University of Missouri researchers. The MU researchers believe that health care providers could take advantage of this correlation between health – particularly mental health – and spirituality by tailoring treatments and rehabilitation programs to accommodate an individual’s spiritual inclinations.

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Look to nature – Overcome depression with the best anti-depressant

Posted April 30, 2012

Numerous studies and years of extensive research suggest a natural herb known as St. John’s wort not only treats the symptoms of depression, but also can chase those blues (and anti-depressants) away for good, with little to no side-effects.

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